Why do we think small mundane things are not worthy of our attention? Limited Area: Area of water transport is restricted. Booking Formalities: It involves much time and labour in booking and taking delivery of goods through railways as compared to motor transport. Also, the seasonal nature, which is, the motor transport is not as reliable as rail transport. Breakdowns and accidents further add to the problem. The rates are not standardized. Intermodal transportation may be more efficient and cheaper; in some cases, however, it does have pronounced disadvantages in terms of speed and reliability.
Unsuitable for Short Distances: Railway transport is unsuitable for carrying goods at shorter distances; road transport is most suitable in this case. Therefore, air transport can be used only for such goods for which payment of a higher freight is justified. No disruption Another positive of this transportation is that chances of disruption in the traffic route are less as compared to road network where there is the risk one getting stuck in traffic or rail network where trains get late when there is rains, fog or when tracks get broken. Road transport is the only suitable mode of transport for marketing goods in rural places. Outdated Technology: The technology used in railways is quite outdated.
Social Importance: Railways here tied the people in on string. Lakhs of skilled and unskilled people are employed in operating the railway. Containerization has lowered the cost and difficulty of transporting goods by standardizing their form; shippers can easily move the same container from a ship to a train to a truck. The chances of accidents and breakdowns of railways are minimum as compared to other modes of transport. This ensures safe transportation of goods to different destinations. Under-utilised Capacity: The railway must have full load for its ideal and economic operation.
Most countries, especially in Europe and Asia, have an excellent railway system. Small Carrying Capacity The aircrafts have small carrying capacity and therefore these are not suitable for carrying bulky and cheaper goods. As it has a very large carrying capacity, under-utilisation of its capacity, in most of the regions, is a great financial problem and loss to the economy. This average increases from four to eight times in the case of an aircraft. During rainy or flood season, roads become unfit and unsafe for use. Problem of laying Double Line: Most of the railway lines are single lines. So there is completion in road transport.
They carry goods and passengers to various places easily. Would I have fun with people travelling with me? Failure of monsoon results into fall in the w … ater-level of rivers making navigation difficult. The time and cost of terminal operations are a great disadvantage of rail transport. Over 16 lakh persons are depending upon railways for their livelihood. Under-utilised Capacity: The railway must have full load for its ideal and economic operation. Because of this reason, road transport is preferred to railway transport system.
Travel without Tickets: In India large number of passengers travel without tickets. Waterways are the gifts of nature and therefore no investment is required for their maintenance. It needs to be modernised. Suitable for Short Distance: It is more economic and quicker for carrying goods and people over short distances. This causes much inconvenience to the people living in rural areas.
Who of us can forget those feelings of anticipation, child-like enthusiasm and excitement as we stepped onto a train; the parents put away our luggage, dad taking out his newspaper, mom keeping busy with some knitting? Does not require any special infrastructure like roads, and airports. It is the slowest mode of transport. Of the various modes of transport, it is only the sea transport, that offers the highest carrying capacity. It is not suitable for carrying goods to very long distances, i. This mode of transport is unsuitable and costly for transporting cheap and bulky gods over long distances. Railways perform many public utility services. Although it often to say that road transportation will save time in term of delivery, but sometimes the traffic congestion is totally messed-up the whole process.
Accident during the voyage is a rare occurrence. This requires having to transfer the goods or use wagons with interchangeable axles with the loss of time and costs that this entails. Larger Capacity: The carrying capacity of the railways is extremely large. Rail Transport Railways play a crucial role in the promotion of trade and industry in India. There are generally no physical barriers to air transport.
Even if the rate charged by motor transport is a little higher than that by the railways, the actual effective cost of transporting goods by motor transport is less. The competitive nature of Indian markets makes it undependable. As transportation in combined transport units is executed without goods handling , there is a lower risk of losses or damages on goods and therefore the whole transportation process is accelerated. Cheaper Transport: It is a cheaper mode of transport as compared to other modes of transport. No Infrastructure Investment Air transport does not give emphasis on construction of tracks like railways. Feeder to other Modes of Transport: The movement of goods begins and ultimately ends by making use of roads.
Strangely enough, it did not happen for a long time that I caught myself thinking that I was strangely curious to observe what other travel fellows were doing. Seasonal Nature: Motor transport is not as reliable as rail transport. Lack of Flexibility: Another disadvantage of railway transport is its inflexibility. Accidents occur often in highways. They have shortened the distance and developed the outlook of people.